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Mate Pavic (left) and Nikola Mektic (right) win their 14th match in 2021 on Friday for a place in the Rotterdam semi-finals.

Mektic/Pavic Move Into Rotterdam Semi-finals; Tsitsipas Brothers Fall

Second seeds to play Chardy/Martin

Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic recorded their 14th win in 15 matches this year on Friday for a place in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament semi-finals. The second seeds knocked out Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Jan-Lennard Struff 3-6, 6-3, 10-7 in 69 minutes.

Mektic and Pavic will now play Frenchman Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin at the Rotterdam Ahoy. The Croatians started 2021 by lifting two ATP Tour trophies at the Antalya Open (d. Dodig/Polasek) and the Murray River Open (d. Chardy/Martin), prior to a run to the Australian Open final (l. to Dodig/Polasek).

Later in the day, Henri Kontinen and Edouard Roger-Vasselin defeated Greek wild cards Petros Tsitsipas and Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 7-6(4) in 80 minutes. They will meet Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau in the semi-finals.